PT - Licensed Physical Therapist
DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy
PRC - Postural Restoration Certified
AIA Fellow - Applied Integration Academy Fellow
CIDN - Certified Integrative Dry Needling
CSCS - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Pn1 - Precision Nutrition Certified
Dr. Tom Tardif recieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapay from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona and his Bachelors Degree in Medical Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from the Univeristy of New England in Biddeford, Maine which lead to obtaining a Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification.
Tom was lucky enough to get invloved with the study of human asymmetry while during his last clinical rotation which ignited an interest of knowing everything he could about how the human body operates in an asymmetrical way. A lot of this took place through personal research and taking coursework through the Postural Restoration Institute whcih lead to becoming credentialed as a Postural Restoration Certified practitioner; a destinction held only by around 250 licensed practitioners.
Over the years of refiining treatment techniques and collaborating with other professionals, Tom completed a Master's Fellowship through Applied Integration Academy expanding his knowledge of human asymmetry and integrating treatment with dentists, neuro-optometrists, podiatrists, myofunctional therapists, and more.
Through the study of human asymmetry there is a significant portion attributed to the management of how we breath, the airway itself, the impact on sleep, movement, our ability to rest/recover, impact of how our teeth touch, impact of vision, and so much more.
In effort to offer a comprehensive health and wellness solution, Tom helps people of all levels from those in pain to those seeking optimal performance through helping them breathe better, sleep better, move better, think better, eat better, and train better!
When Tom is not in the clinic, he is spending time with his wife, son, daughter, 2 dogs, and cat! You can catch him exercising out on the trails, at a local gym, spedning time on the lake, or one of the awesome local events in the Alexandria Area.
Tom is also the owner of Wildfire Sauna; a wellness based company the rents a mobile sauna and cold tubs for private use as well as community and chairty event in the Alexandria Area.